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Poster: Shiva Ho Date: Feb 6, 2009 10:39am
Forum: etree Subject: The item you are trying to edit does not have metadata or the metadata is not parseable.

http://www.archive.org/details/greentea2009-01-31.sb.nak.matrix.shivaho.flac16

I am trying to fix & add a few files to this item but get this error message when I click on the edit link.

"The item you are trying to edit does not have metadata or the metadata is not parseable.
It will need to be rebuilt or fixed first."

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Feb 6, 2009 1:47pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The item you are trying to edit does not have metadata or the metadata is not parseable.

Give it another try...I think you may have had it checked out at the time, which makes the xml uneditable.

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Poster: scott-tally Date: Feb 8, 2009 6:14am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The item you are trying to edit does not have metadata or the metadata is not parseable.

http://www.archive.org/checkin/ca1992-05-13.flac16
I totally screwed this one up last night. Only the last track showed up in the player. Tried to re-derive and that didn't work. Checked it out to see if the files were there - OK. And now when I try to check-in, all I get is the wait 10 seconds message - like for an hour. HELP!

I gotta get a new Mac - that would ease so much of the upload troubles. Oh yeah - what started the whole mess is when I upload, the metadata skips the name of the first track so they are off by 1 all the way down and I have to redo the titles. It also adds a "/" to the titles but that I can live with. It's better than when it didn't pick up the track titles at all....

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Feb 8, 2009 10:01am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The item you are trying to edit does not have metadata or the metadata is not parseable.

The reason you're getting those slashes is because you're uploading in rtf format. Look here:

http://ia331427.us.archive.org/3/items/ca1992-05-13.flac16/ca1992-05-13.txt

I'm seeing all sorts of slashes, including track 1 with "\cf0" before it - that's probably why the numbering is off.

Since you said you're using a Mac, I'm assuming you're using TextEdit. I'd highly recommend another text editor like TextWrangler (http://barebones.com/products/textwrangler/) which will ensure you're not uploading incorrectly-formatted files. I use it and swear by it...

Hope this helps!

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Poster: scott-tally Date: Feb 8, 2009 1:45pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The item you are trying to edit -- txt versus rtf

The ca.txt template that I use must have been perverted by .rtf at some point even tho I save as txt. That explains a lot, excellent advice. Thanks!
I use UltraEdit on my Windows PC at work where I handle all kinds of massive data files, often going to HEX mode where I can see all the characters, tabs, line feeds, carriage returns, mainframe "low values" (hex 00 00 which will absolutely stop most PC software).